Top 5 Luxury Lodges in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Top 5 Luxury Lodges in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are those lodges in which travelers get to stay in and get extreme comfort and luxury treatment. Travelers do love Uganda for hosting a large population of the mountain gorillas, over half the total world population of the mountain gorillas are in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Most travelers do visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to encounter the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Travelers therefore tend to want to stay in some of the very best accommodation in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Bwindi impenetrable National Park is an enchanting impenetrable jungle with a number of lodges that could evoke one’s jungle travel spirit. Visit Uganda for a gorilla safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site that located in the south western part of Uganda. After an 8-9 hours’ drive from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, you shall get to relax in any of the available top 5 luxury lodges in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. These top 5 luxury lodges in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are even sometimes visited by the gentle giant primates of the forest, the mountain gorillas, thereby giving travelers an opportunity tosspot them even more than once. The following are the top 5 luxury lodges in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park that travelers after luxury treatment and comfort, as well as serenity and great scenery and views can stay in;
Cloud’s Mountain Gorilla lodge
Cloud’s Mountain Gorilla Lodge is an epitome of beauty, sitting at the trailhead of gorilla trekking of the Nkuringo Gorilla family in Nkuringo gorilla sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Cloud’s Mountain Lodge is at almost 7000 feet above sea level, no wonder the name for it very misty and cold most of the time here. Cloud’s Mountain Lodge has a chalet-like main lodge with seven guesthouses built from local volcanic stone. The structures in Cloud’s Mountain Lodge are outfitted with hand-woven rugs from renowned artists in the land.
Cloud’s Mountain Lodge has 10 stone cottages with loft like interiors and an African-themed art, high beamed ceilings, spacious bedroom, a lounge area, an en suite bathroom with a shower, and there is a fireplace that links the bedroom and the lounge just to keep the area warm cozy enough for the cold times, especially in the evening. In addition to the fireplace, each cottage has private butler and a housekeeper who do provide hot-water bottles and keep the fireplace lit during the cold evenings, and days.
Guests while at the terraces of the various terraces at the Cloud’s Mountain Lodge have great views of the Virunga volcanoes glowing and inviting you for an encounter. While at Cloud’s Mountain Lodge, activities like gorilla trekking, gorilla habituation experiences, visit the pygmy Batwa people, nature walks, visiting the lodge-managed communities and bird watching are some of the activities you may do.
Buhoma Lodge is one of the lodges set inside the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, and is one sought after by many luxury travelers visiting the park. Buhoma Lodge is found in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi, thereby being a perfect lodge of stay for those travelers intending to track gorillas in the Buhoma sector. Buhoma Lodge is set just near the trail head making it possible to just walk to the starting area of one’s gorilla safari.
Buhoma Lodge has ten chalets, each with natural beauty brought into play by the great Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and amazing views from private terraces. Each of the cottages in Buhoma Lodge has comfortable beds, an en suite bathroom with flushing toilet and shower with some having bathtubs, huge windows for viewing while inside your room, and private terraces or verandah. Luxury blankets and hot water bottles are provided to guests to keep warm during the colder evenings.
Buhoma lodge has an elevated lounge area with a fire place, making it a great place to sit around especially after a long gorilla tracking day. Buhoma Lodge also has a restaurant in which a four-course meal is served every evening.
Sanctuary Retreats Gorilla Forest Lodge
Sanctuary Retreats Gorilla Forest Lodge is one of the luxury lodges located inside Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, and is run by Abercrombie and Kent. It is here at Sanctuary Retreats Gorilla Forest Lodge that guests can get visits from one of the gorilla families in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Sanctuary Retreats Gorilla Forest Lodge is mainly of wood, thatch and canvas build and has the main lodge and 8 sleeping tents each raised on a wooden platform. Each of the tents is spacious, airy, with great designs and a double or twin bed, changing room, a separate bathroom containing flush toilet, shower and a stand-alone bath, and a well-furnished verandah perfect for some lone time.
Sanctuary Retreats Gorilla Forest Lodge has a bar, lounge, a beautiful dining area, a fire pit, as well as a shop. On good weather evening, guests do sit around a fire place, and do a recap of the day and share stories, if any.
Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge
Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge is found in the northern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the Buhoma sector, and is only just about 500m from the Buhoma trailhead. Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge is of modern setting and has a sophisticated ambience with the central lounge and communal dining area rewarding guests with stunning views of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest below.
Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge has 8 cottages each with an en suite bathroom, four-poster beds that are comfortable, have hand-curved furnishings, with great terraces which give guests great views. Each of the 8 cottages in Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge is named after Bwindi’s famous gorilla families.
While at Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge, do expect visitors, the mountain gorillas themselves who sometimes do come around especially in the evenings.
Mahogany Springs Safari Lodge
Mahogany Springs Safari Lodge is set along the Munyanga River, and is a great place to stay at while on a gorilla safari in Uganda. Mahogany Springs Safari Lodge has seven large thatched cottages overlooking the waters of River Munyanga and the immensely dense Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Meals at Mahogany Springs Safari Lodge are a wonder, and the lodge has barbeque nights once every week. Private Bush breakfasts and dinners by the Munyanga River have guests experiencing a true African wilderness in the jungles.
The above top 5 luxury lodges in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are a great place to stay for comfort, serenity and quite far from the city noises, just birds singing from the forest within. These top 5 luxury lodges in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park are also great honeymoon destinations, for their service delivery is quite unmatched.